Proposed citywide amendment - Lamb House character protection - Major amendment package K

Brisbane is a great place to live, work and relax. To ensure our friendly and liveable city continues to thrive and Brisbane City Plan 2014 (City Plan) remains effective and up-to-date, Brisbane City Council is proposing changes to some of its citywide provisions with Major amendment package K – Lamb House. 

Have your say on the proposed amendment by Sunday, 13 December 2020.

Through amendments to City Plan, Council ensures planning decisions continue to reflect principles developed with community input, including protecting our city’s heritage and unique character.

The proposed amendment includes changes to protect the character and significant landscape trees of Lamb House: 

  • zoning changes to 10, 14, 16 and 18 Wild Street, Kangaroo Point from Low-medium density residential (2 or 3 storey mix zone precinct), to Character residential (Character zone precinct)
  • zoning changes to 7, 9, 11, and 13 Leopard Street, Kangaroo Point from Character residential (Infill housing zone precinct), to Character residential (Character zone precinct) 
  • updates to overlay maps to reflect the zoning changes including applying the Traditional Building Character overlay
  • adding 7, 9, 11, and 13 Leopard Street, Kangaroo Point to the Significant landscape tree overlay. 

In accordance with the Planning Act 2016, Council proposed a Temporary Local Planning Instrument (TLPI) to provide additional protection to the Lamb House premises. The TLPI known as TLPI 03/19 Protection of Premises at 7, 9, 11 and 13 Leopard Street and 10, 14, 16, and 18 Wild Street, Kangaroo Point, (TLPI 03/19) came into effect on 11 June 2019. The proposed TLPI provides temporary protection for up to two years while City Plan is amended.

This proposed amendment package is following the ‘major amendment’ process as outlined in the Queensland Government’s Minister’s Guidelines and Rules.

Splitting of proposed Major amendment package K

At its meeting on 19 November 2019, Council resolved to progress Major amendment package K to the Queensland Government for state interest review and approval to proceed to public consultation. Major amendment package K includes a number of changes to citywide provisions of City Plan and included the proposed changes above for Lamb House. 

At its meeting on 10 November 2020, it was decided to go to public consultation earlier for the changes associated with implementing TLPI 03/19 (Major amendment package K – Lamb House) in advance of the balance of the proposed amendment package (Major amendment package K – Other). The remaining proposed changes in Major amendment package K – Other will go on public consultation in 2021. Find out more about Major amendment package K - Other.

Proposed changes

Zoning changes on Wild Street and Leopard Street 

Council is proposing to change zoning of lots 10, 14, 16 and 18 Wild Street, Kangaroo Point and lots 7, 9, 11, and 13 Leopard Street, Kangaroo Point from the Low-medium density residential (2 or 3 storey mix zone precinct) and Character residential (Infill housing zone precinct) respectively. These zones could allow for increased development density that would adversely impact on the property’s local identity as a landmark and the character and streetscape values of the area. It is proposed to change these zones to the Character residential zone (Character zone precinct) to better protect these values.

Traditional building character overlay amendment

It is also proposed to update the overlay map to apply the Traditional Building Character overlay to lots 10, 14, 16 and 18 Wild Street, Kangaroo Point. 

The proposed changes help protect Brisbane’s character by ensuring City Plan’s Traditional building character overlay is up to date.

Significant landscape tree overlay 

There are four large weeping figs on the Leopard Street frontage that are protected by a vegetation protection order, however additional protection is proposed to be added through applying the Significant landscape tree overlay. 


View the details of the proposed amendment on City Plan online.

The proposed amendment includes changes to the following maps:

  • Zone: map tile 28
  • Significant landscape tree overlay: map tile 28
  • Traditional building character overlay: map tile 28

To view the PDFs, you can choose a tile on the map below.

The PDF documents included in the below map are of a technical nature and as such are not accessible to website assistive technologies. For assistance accessing and interpreting these maps, contact Council on 07 3403 8888.

Have your say

Now is the time to have your say about the proposed changes. Written submissions on the proposed changes are open now until 11.59pm, Sunday 13 December 2020.

To be formally considered by Council, submissions must be properly made. 

A properly made submission must:

  • be in writing
  • state what you support or do not support in the proposed package and why
  • include the name and address of each person who is listed as supporting the submission
  • include the signature of each person (when sending by post)
  • include your phone number and/or email address if you are happy for Council to contact you for further information.

Find out detailed information on how to make a correct submission by reading Council's City Plan online supporting information

Submissions can be sent to Council by the following methods: 

  • visit the City Plan online news and updates panel
  • send an email
  • write to:
    Strategic Planning
    City Planning and Economic Development
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.

Following the submissions period, Council will write to everyone who has made a properly made submission on the proposed changes to provide an update, and will publish a copy of the consultation report online.

Talk to a Planner sessions

If you have questions or need clarification, you can talk to a Council planner about the proposed changes. Please register for one of our upcoming Talk to a Planner sessions, which are being held from 23 to 25 November 2020:

Alternatively, you may:


Table of project milestones
19 November 2019 Council proposed to amend City Plan.
December 2019 - April 2020 Queensland Government review.
16 November - 13 December 2020 Public consultation including an opportunity to have your say on the proposed changes.
Early 2021 Final Queensland Government review.
Early to mid-2021 Queensland Government approval to adopt and Council adoption and gazettal.

Other City Plan amendments

You have the opportunity to give your feedback on other proposed amendments to City Plan now open for consultation.

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More information

For more information about the proposed major amendment to City Plan, you can:

  • email the project team
  • phone Council on 3403 8888
  • write to:
    Strategic Planning
    City Planning and Economic Development
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane QLD 4001.
Last updated: 19 November 2020